Browsing All Posts filed under »Electric Vehicles«

California Mandates Electric Big Rigs

June 5, 2023 by

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By Brian Mark Weber ~ Ignoring the exorbitant costs and the limited resources, the Golden State is plowing ahead with its latest “green” directive. They say that what happens in California eventually happens everywhere else in America. Increasingly, that’s becoming really bad news for the rest of us. For decades now, the Golden State has […]

For California To Achieve 1.8 Million EV Trucks It Must Exploit Developing Countries

May 21, 2023 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ We all know by now that the California Air Resources Board has banned the sale of traditional combustion trucks – that run on diesel – by 2036 in the State. California now requires fully electric truck fleets. Recently, CARB unanimously adopted its Advanced Clean Fleets regulation phasing in mandates for medium- and […]

Death Of The EV Dream, Er, Nightmare

May 14, 2023 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Now that the American Dream has been turned into a nightmare in part by overspending that has led to the highest interest rates in the 21st Century, it is high time to admit that, as Melanie Mcdonagh writes in The Telegraph, the electric vehicle dream, too, “has turned into a nightmare.” Mcdonagh, […]

Battery Electric Vehicles Are Not The Answer

March 10, 2023 by

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By Donn Dears ~ What will be the effect of 250 million Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) on America’s electric grid in 2050? What will it cost to allow the electric grid to safely supply 250 million BEVs with the power they need? And, is it even possible to transition the grid to accomplish this objective? […]

Greens Try Lawsuits To Thwart Nevada Lithium Mine

March 1, 2023 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Green opponents to a proposed Biden administration-backed green energy project are making a last-ditch effort in court to block construction of a lithium mine about 200 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada. Joined by an Oregon tribe, four environmental groups Feb. 21 asked Reno-based U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to temporarily […]

What’s Wrong With Electric Vehicles? Everything.

February 16, 2023 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The common pitch of car commercials, and any commercials that sell products, is that they make you feel good and therefore worth spending your money. Driving a new [fill in the brand] car makes you feel noticed, safe, special, happy, and so on. Life is good; even amore! With electric vehicles, […]

EVs Are Designed For ChatGPT – Not “Carbon Units”

February 14, 2023 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ You thought these electric vehicles were all about saving the world from “climate change”? Get real! Lest anyone forget, carbon-based life forms have declared war on carbon, which means war on themselves. Those policies and laws that are “transformative” are coming out of Silicon Valley. With silicon-based life forms already among us, […]

Are Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Really Worth Taxpayer Money?”

February 10, 2023 by

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By Steve Goreham ~ Charging at home is a favored feature of electric vehicles (EVs). But public charging stations are needed for long trips and to maximize market penetration of EVs. However, it’s unlikely that charging fees can cover the capital and operating costs of public chargers or make money for investors. According to Kelly […]

The Looming Alternative Energy Materials Crisis

February 9, 2023 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Donn Dears ~ The Geological Survey of Finland published a 1,000-page report on the extra capacity required for alternative sources, primarily wind, solar and battery-powered vehicles, to completely replace fossil fuels. It estimated the amount of materials required and concluded that it was impossible to mine enough materials […]

Electric Cars: Square Peg, Round Hole

January 26, 2023 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The big story of 2023 just might be the clash between those who have imposed electric vehicle mandates and those for whom an electric vehicle is not on their shopping list. The federal government, many state governments, and much of the automobile industry – and their counterparts worldwide – have decreed that […]

Where’s The Electricity?

January 18, 2023 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ One of the best-known quotes was “where’s the beef?“ from Clara Peller who was a manicurist and American character actress who, at the age of 81, starred in the 1984  advertising campaign for the Wendy’s fast food restaurant chain. Today, the huge dark cloud over EV projected sales, is the availability […]

Net Zero — The Pursuit Of The Impossible

December 21, 2022 by

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By Robert Lyman and Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Prodded by the United Nations and numerous radical environmentalist organizations, many industrialized countries have declared that their policy goal is to phase out the use of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) and to replace them with all-electric energy systems powered by renewable energy. Unfortunately, most […]

Push Against Hydrocarbon Cars Shows Contempt For Rural America And The Developing \World

September 25, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ America’s big auto companies, less than 15 years since they were bailed out of bankruptcy following the Clinton-Bush recession of 2008, are betraying the American people out of their greed for government cash and favor. Their “net zero” plans – in conjunction with the globalist dictators and the Biden Administration – include eliminating huge […]

Automobile Industry Mandated Toward A Death Spiral

September 11, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Zero emissions at ANY COST seems to be the direction being mandated by governments and the Environmental, Social and Governance movements around the world, to divest in fossil fuels. The few healthy and wealthy countries of the United States of America, Germany, the UK, and Australia representing 6 percent of the […]

California Politician Says State Should Imitate China, Europe, Not Texas, On Electric Vehicle Mandates

September 8, 2022 by

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By Douglas Blair ~ California’s electric vehicle mandate should align with Europe and China rather than other states such as Texas and Mississippi, a member of California’s air quality board said as it recently voted to ban the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars and light trucks by 2035. What California does to require […]

Green Raw Deal: NC Unleashes Eminent Domain On Homes And Businesses To Make Way For EV Factory

September 6, 2022 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Residents of a quiet, rural North Carolina community are about to be yanked into the zero-emissions automotive future. Saying they are on a “tight schedule,” North Carolina officials have announced they will use eminent domain to buy and destroy 27 homes and five businesses, and will move a Baptist church […]

CA Plan To Ban Gas Vehicles Drives Dependence On China

September 3, 2022 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued a new rule, which if approved, will send America on a fast track to dependence upon Beijing for critical materials needed to build and power all new automobiles sold in the state by 2035, whether you want and can afford them or not. […]

“Inflation Reduction” Act Will Hinder EV Growth

August 25, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ After his mandate to transition to electric vehicles (EVs), President Joe Biden then signed The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that requires EVs to contain a battery pack and other parts built in North America with minerals mined or recycled in America. With the chance of strip mining for lithium in America […]

Another Day, Another Blow To Transportation Freedom

August 15, 2022 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ I dare someone to poll the owners of America’s 290 million automobiles, vans, SUVs, light trucks, and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Q: How eager are you for the U.S. government to force you to stop driving your existing vehicle and either rely on public transportation, walk, or purchase […]

Electric Vehicles A Tool Of Tyranny

July 11, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ First, don’t blame the vehicle. It is a tool that might be just what Los Angeles needs to cope with inversions. Electric vehicles are also very good as airport shuttles and for other locations where short, repetitive routes are the primary use. Some may even be fun to drive (except when they catch on fire). […]

Dark Clouds On The Horizon For Electric Vehicles

June 30, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ There are a couple of dark clouds hanging over the optimistic growth of electric vehicles (EV’s) that may decimate the supply chain of lithium to make the EV batteries, and how to safely transport EV’s across wide oceans. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is expected to classify lithium carbonate, chloride, and […]

Is It Ethical To Purchase A Lithium Battery Powered EV?

June 8, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With numerous State Governor’s having issued executive orders to phase out the purchasing of gasoline driven cars within the next decade or so, and the automobile manufacturers efforts to phase into only manufacturing EV’s here’s some food for thought about the lack of transparency about “Clean Energy Exploitations”. The top image […]

The Electric Vehicle Bad Dream

June 2, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ While some are certain of the inevitability of the impending demise of the internal combustion engine (ICE), others are far less certain. Cristian Agapie points to market pressures due to increased demand for electric vehicles have raised prices and operating costs as well. Another writer calls out electric vehicles, even Teslas, as […]

Will California Buyers Be Mandated To Purchase The Forthcoming Oversupply Of EV’s?

April 21, 2022 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Until the current elite owners can demonstrate to the middle-income and those on fixed incomes that their EV’s are the family workhorse vehicle, the average citizen may not be receptive to be mandated by Newsom into an EV. A year and a half after California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive […]